HM King issues Decree (7) of 2023, restructuring Foreign Ministry

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Manama, Jan. 31 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today issued Decree (7) of 2023, restructuring the Foreign Affairs Ministry, based on the proposal of the Foreign Affairs Minister, and following the approval of the Cabinet.


According to the decree, the Foreign Affairs Ministry was restructured as follows:


Foreign Minister oversees:


First: Director -General of Legal Affairs and Human Rights (with the rank of Assistant Undersecretary), who is responsible for:


1- Head of the Legal Affairs Sector.


2- Head of the Human Rights Affairs Sector.


Second: Head of the Strategic Affairs Sector


Third: Director-General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (with the rank of Assistant Undersecretary), who is responsible for:


1- Chief of Protocol

2- Head of the Coordination and Follow-up Sector


Fourth: Head of the Communication Sector


Fifth: Director of the Institutional Development Directorate.


Sixth: Director-General of the Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies, who is responsible:


1- The Directorate of Training and Languages


2- The Directorate of Academic Affairs


3- The Directorate of Studies and Evaluation


Seventh: Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Political Affairs, who is responsible for:


1- Head of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Sector

2- Head of the Arab and African Affairs Sector

3- Head of the Gulf Cooperation Council Affairs Sector

4- Head of the Al Madar Centre

5- Head of the European Affairs Sector

6- Head of the Americas' Affairs Sector

7- Head of the Organisations Sector


Eighth: Undersecretary for Consular and Administrative Affairs, who is responsible for:

1- The Directorate of Administrative Affairs

2- The Directorate of the Consular Services Sector

3- The Directorate of Planning and Projects

4- The Directorate of Financial Resources

5- The Directorate of Human Resources

6- The Directorate of Information Systems


Decree (23) off 2021 on restructuring the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be rescinded.


The Foreign Minister shall implement the provisions of this decree, which comes into force immediately and will be published in the Official Gazette.